Pew Research - Religion

In their own words, how Americans explain why bad things happen

1 month 3 weeks ago

Why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? This question can be particularly confounding for those who believe in a good and all-powerful God, as is often described in the Abrahamic religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have grappled with this “problem of evil.”

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Travis Mitchell

Few Americans Blame God or Say Faith Has Been Shaken Amid Pandemic, Other Tragedies

1 month 3 weeks ago

In the new survey, the Center attempted for the first time to pose some of these philosophical questions to a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, finding that Americans largely blame random chance – along with people’s own actions and the way society is structured – for human suffering, while relatively few believers blame God or voice doubts about the existence of God for this reason.

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Travis Mitchell

The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy

1 month 3 weeks ago

Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.

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Sara Atske
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